Geomatics for Environment & Development

The earth is a changing place: land and water use, urbanization, and other hazards affect the landscapes of the Philippines and its exposure, vulnerabilities and capacities in the face of risks. TheĀ Geomatics for Environment & Development (GED) program applies remote sensing and geographic information systems (RS-GIS) in order to map out social and environmental information that are needed to guide the sustainable development agenda of local communities in the country.

The program also aims to track temporal and spatial movements of development-critical elements, environmental resources and vulnerable areas.

Past and on-going projects under this program include:

  • Urban poverty morphology
  • Hazards, exposure, vulnerability, capacity, risk, and impacts mapping
  • Air quality GIS for source emission and population exposure
  • Environmental and development-critical resource mapping
  • Training and apprenticeship